NEW MUSIC: Jessica – Oh I See It

Late last year, Sydney songwriter Jessica released her second album, With Reverie. In contrast to her debut The Space Between (2020), which was based around her guitar playing, its followup is an album composed and performed beautifully on piano. The connective tissue between the two albums is Jessica’s haunting, elegiac voice. Part ethereal and dreamy, part heart wrenching and all consuming – whichever way you hear … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jessica – Oh I See It

NEW MUSIC: Syndrom Samazvanca – Alimpijada-20

Cosmic Krautrock rhythms, mystical atmospheric electronica and psychedelic space rock are the orders of the day on this superb instrumental track from this Belarusian duo. They cite both CAN and King Gizzard as influences and that’s a good description of the heady grooves at play on this track. The song comes from Syndrom Samazvanca‘s (translated as “imposter syndrome”) new album Sonk, out now via streaming services … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Syndrom Samazvanca – Alimpijada-20

NEW MUSIC: Destroyer – ‘Tintoretto, It’s For You’. New album coming in March! 

Dan Bejar (Destroyer) is back with a brand new album Labyrinthitis coming in March (25th) via Bella Union. It’s being described as brimming with mystic and intoxicating terrain, the threads of Dan Bejar’s notes woven through by a trove of allusions at once eerily familiar and intimately perplexing. The record circuitously draws ever inward, each turn offering giddy surprise, anxious esoterica, and thumping emotionality at … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Destroyer – ‘Tintoretto, It’s For You’. New album coming in March! 

NEW MUSIC: Fontaines D.C. return with new single ‘Jackie Down The Line’

The Irish quintet Fontaines D.C. are back with a brand new single, taken from their new album Skinty Fia coming out on April 22nd. Superb sonics abound on the track, with the acoustic guitar/drums interplay giving the song a glorious clatter and jangle as a mantra of melodies and exposition cascade above. Word is that the album is part bittersweet romance, part darkly political triumph … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Fontaines D.C. return with new single ‘Jackie Down The Line’

NEW MUSIC: Aldous Harding releases new single ‘Lawn’ and announces new LP

Aldous Harding has released her new single/video ‘Lawn’ today and announced that her new album Warm Chris will be released on March 25th via 4AD. For Warm Chris, the New Zealand musician reunited with producer John Parish, continuing a professional partnership that began in 2017 and has forged pivotal bodies of work (Party and  Designer). All ten tracks were recorded at Rockfield Studios and includes contributions from H. Hawkline, Seb … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Aldous Harding releases new single ‘Lawn’ and announces new LP

NEW MUSIC: Glaascats – For Supper

Here’s a great low key song from Swiss group Glaascats. Those guitar chords are what makes it work so well, with the vocal counterpoint adding to the gently tumbling, melancholic feel. There’s jangle and shimmer running through the track that builds the dreamy indie vibe perfectly. The single comes from the trio’s new album Witness The Fall. Other than that I don’t know much else … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Glaascats – For Supper

NEW MUSIC: Cong Josie – Cong! The Singer

Here’s another winner from Melbourne artist Cong Josie, the frayed nerve endings of ‘Cong! The Singer’. It’s an urgent and insistent sound, shrouded in electronic anxiety and the sweaty palmed fever dream delivery of Alan Vega from Suicide. Psychobilly meets cold wave art pop. Cong Josie is the moniker of Nic Oogjes of Heat Beat ensemble NO ZU and his new album Cong! is a … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Cong Josie – Cong! The Singer

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wade Jackson – Sensationalized

Ahead of his vinyl and single launch this Friday at HiWay Bikini Bar in Enmore, NSW, Wade Jackson is releasing the new Jonathan Sequeira-directed video clip for his single ‘Sensationalized‘, featuring the artist wandering and searching through desolate, yet beautiful mountainous Australian terrain. The title track to his most recent album, the song sees Wade takes an extended seven minute sojourn on the dancefloor, with electrically charged notes flickering … Continue reading VIDEO PREMIERE: Wade Jackson – Sensationalized

NEWS: Spiritualized Announce New Album, Release First Single/Video

J Spaceman returns with a new Spiritualized studio album, Everything Was Beautiful, to be released February 25, 2022, via Bella Union and available to preorder here. Spaceman plays 16 different instruments on Everything Was Beautiful which was put down at 11 different studios, as well as at his home. He also employed more than 30 musicians and singers including his daughter Poppy, long-time collaborator and friend John Coxon, string and brass sections, choirs , and finger … Continue reading NEWS: Spiritualized Announce New Album, Release First Single/Video

NEW MUSIC: Michael James Keane – Inside

Deep, dark intonations from New Zealand/Aotearoa songwriter Michael James Keane. ‘Inside‘ starts off with Keane sounding like a summit meeting between Ian Curtis, Graeme Jefferies, Nick Cave and Jack Ladder before the band arrives and the intimacy is dissipated but not eradicated. Over strummed acoustics and a detailed yet unobtrusive rhythm section, Keane joins a heavenly chorus of female voices, the yang to his tonal … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Michael James Keane – Inside

NEW MUSIC: Gustaf – Book

Here’s some super-impressive skronking, jerky, No Wave-indebted funk and art-punk from this quintet out of New York. Gustaf‘s debut album Audio Drag For Ego Slobs was released on October 1st through Royal Mountain Records (Wild Pink, Alvvays, Mac DeMarco). Like Talking Heads collaborating with James Chance and ESG, the group have distilled their sound to taut and nervy rhythms with the bass leading the way. … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Gustaf – Book

NEW MUSIC: Animal Collective release the clip for their new single ‘Prester John’

Animal Collective return with their brand new single ‘Prester John’, the first taste of their new album Time Skiffs and the first new music from the band since Painting With in 2016. The song retains the band’s signature psychedelic and kaleidoscopic sound, loping along on a trip-hop beat and a warm synth and bass propulsion. It reminded me of Clinic in parts but still with … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Animal Collective release the clip for their new single ‘Prester John’